Despite humility lesson in minors, Yasiel Puig preferred trade

Dodgers' outfielder Yasiel Puig would have preferred a trade to another team instead of being demoted to the minors, but admitted to have learned some humility since joining the organization's Triple A team in Oklahoma City. Puig, who was placed on revocable waivers by the organization on Sunday, spoke with ESPN's Marly Rivera in Oklahoma City about lessons learned and his future in the majors -- whether that is back in Los Angeles or somewhere else. Puig apologized to both current Dodgers...
More

Cleveland has rocked — now it’s time for the city to hustle

“We’re giving people an opportunity to … chase their dreams. I’ve been able to chase mine, so I want people to chase theirs as well.” That’s how LeBron James described CNBC’s newest TV show, Cleveland Hustles, when he visited Trevor Noah on The Daily Show last week. Hustles, which debuts at 10 p.m. Wednesday, features four Cleveland business leaders who act as the pseudo-Sharks: Kumar Arora, Kathy Futey, Alan Glazen and Jonathon Sawyer. What the investors provide the eight local businesses...
More

Michael Bennett: Pete Carroll is like Benjamin Button, Willy Wonka

RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett was asked Monday to identify when he's seen Pete Carroll at his angriest. "I don’t think I’ve ever seen him angry, honestly," Bennett said. "I always tell him he’s like Benjamin Button. I see him happy all the time. Willy Wonka. He’s just having a good time." "A lot of coaches, they have philosophies, but what does their philosophy really mean?" Bennett said. "It means s---, because they don’t win games. So here you’ve got a g...
More

Texans QB Brock Osweiler makes progress in second preseason game vs. Saints

Who got hurt? Several players, including defensive end Watt (back) and tackles Duane Brown (quadriceps) and Derek Newton (hamstring) did not dress, but there were no injuries announced during the game. A surprise player who impressed: Fifth-round pick D.J. Reader, who played just 18 snaps last week and had not made much of an impact during training camp, played well Saturday. He finished with three tackles, and though he won’t start, the nose tackle looked like he could hold his own if starte...
More